Samantha Gowing is a therapeutic chef, motivational mentor and an award-winning clinical nutritionist who has been in practice for more than a decade. She founded Gowings Food Health Wealth in 2000 – a business service that celebrates seasonal, local and organic superfoods by way of her globally sought after Surf Spa Food programs that encompass her passion as a renowned teacher of Food as Medicine and her unique wellness business systems. Prior to her wellness career, she enjoyed a highly successful stint as a multi-award winning restaurateur and hotelier of the historic Grace Darling Hotel in Collingwood, Victoria. During her 28 years experience in the health and hospitality industries she has written and spoken extensively about food, nutrition and wellness for magazines, newspapers, radio, conferences and online arenas.
Born, bred and raised in the inner city of Melbourne, Sam now lives in Byron Bay where she enjoys the beautiful beaches, great surf and revered produce and lifestyle of the Northern Rivers region. She writes a popular gluten free recipe blog called Bitter Sweet Sour (http://bittersweetsour.com) Sam is the Head Chef and Mentor at Australia’s newest luxury health destination Cabarita Ocean Retreat. (www.cabaritaoceanretreat.com.au)